Cooma's Anytime Fitness celebrated its fourth birthday last week, and to mark the occasion the gym will host a fun run in November.
The inaugural Running Man Festival will take place on November 17 raising money for the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rsecue Helicopter.
It aims to promote life improvement through exercise by utilising local outdoor facilities in Cooma.
The course for the 5km race will start at Norris Park and follow the picturesque Cooma Creek Reserve, Walking and Bicycle Path.
The pram-friendly track invites all levels of fitness to join in and walk, run or simply head along for a fun day.
In doing so you will be helping raise funds for the helicopter which provides a vital and some time lifesaving service for the local area.
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter provides assistance at accident scenes, performs hazardous search and rescue missions and transports severely ill or injured patients from local hospitals who require more specialised services of major hospitals in the ACT and NSW. Snowy Hydro SouthCare also has the capacity to support the Bushfire Service with fire fighting duties as another means of serving the community.
It is the primary service provider of aero-medical and rescue helicopter services in the ACT and South-Eastern NSW.
While the service is based in Canberra, it covers an area east to the coast, south to the Victorian border, west to Wagga Wagga and surrounds and north almost to Sydney.
This area has a population of about 750,000 and over one million visitors to the region annually.
Snowy Hydro Southcare also provides back-up support to the other service providers throughout NSW and Victoria.
To register for the event head to http://www.runningmanrace.eventbrite.com.au/. It costs $30 for adults and $20 for students, children under 18 and seniors.
It will start at Norris Park at 11am on Saturday November 17.